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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at chiefexecutive.net and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit www.chiefexecutive.net for more information.

WTO Slashes Tariffs on IT Goods, but Implementation Held Up

The World Trade Organization finalised a list of 201 information technology products to be freed from import tariffs in a $1.3 trillion deal on Friday, but said it was still short of the critical mass of countries needed to put it into force. The first global tariff-cutting deal in 18 years will mean consumers should pay less for products such ...

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Lagging Productivity is Puzzling, Survey Says

A recent study on lagging productivity in the global economy has economists puzzled, because they miss the obvious: Western workers have an increasingly hard time just getting to work. They’re also so distracted by money worries that they can’t work as effectively as they should.

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How Amazon Will Outshine Macy’s by 2017

According to a new industry report from Cowen and Co., Amazon will displace Macy's as the number one U.S. apparel retailer by 2017. Cowen determined seven key components to Amazon's success. No one could have predicted this 10 years ago. Ten years from now, what will your industry look like? What strengths do the upstarts in your sector have that you don't? If you haven't had this conversation with your executive team, now is the time to do so.

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